Indic Film Utsav is a competitive film festival with a non-competitive category too.

Indic Film Utsav will select a lineup of feature films, documentaries, short films, micro-shorts, and episodic pilots to be showcased at the Festival under both competitive as well as non-competitive categories. While filmmakers can be of any nationality and live anywhere in the world, submissions must have a subject matter that, generally speaking pertains to India.

Indic Film Utsav is a platform for filmmakers that are committed to forgotten and untold indigenous and Indic civilizational stories that inspire, uplift, challenge and captivate audiences. Indic Film Utsav seeks films spanning across Indian arts and culture and everything else in-between. Film genres ranging from popular ones such as action, romance, comedy, horror, drama, musical, fantasy etc., to niche genres such as religious, children, sci-fi, parody, biopic etc., are welcome. Selected films will cater to audiences across the world since Indic Film Utsav is a global online film festival. Indic Film Utsav has a strong commitment to the power of positive cinema. Films that are disrespectful or insulting to any religion, caste, creed, gender, culture, or region will not be accepted. Films must carry a positive message to be eligible to participate in Indic Film Utsav.